English fans’ ESL mobilisation in contrast to resignation in Europe | Ed Aarons

The lack of outcry to the ESL bombshell in mainland Europe highlighted cultural differences over facing down club owners

When the Chelsea Supporters Trust held a meeting with club officials 10 days ago to discuss new prices for season tickets, there were no clues about the drama that was about to unfold. “It was all very cordial and there was no mention of anything about a European Super League,” says the CST board member Dan Silver.

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